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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Winding Ways Update

The queen size top is made for the wedding gift, now I just have to decide how to finish it.
A small border?  Just binding?  Or a larger dark border to frame it up and stabilize all those
block layout 11 X 13

Queen size wedding quilt

1716 pieces :0)
biased edges?  Suggestions?  Happy sewing, Kim

20 comments:

daveandlo said...

It's a beautiful quilt as is, but, yes, I'd add borders. How big is it? Do you need a border to make it the correct bed size? Darkish borders would be good, I agree, but not so dark the border overpowers the wonderful interplay of colors you've got going on. Keep in mind even if it is the correct size now, some of it will take up in quilting. Lucky wedding couple! Lois

pcflamingo said...

Gosh those colors are beautiful! I'd add a border, to stabilize all the bias edges. I agree, not too dark of a border.

Notjustnat said...

It gorgeous Kim. If this were my quilt I will add the binding using one of the color in the quilt and you are done - hugs Nat

MB in MI said...

Oh so beautiful!!

Nancy said...

Just beautiful! How did you cut it out? What a great wedding gift.

Jackie said...

I LOVE it!! Just gorgeous!! I think that if you are going to go with a border, it should be thin and not a big one.

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Pokey said...

It has such beautiful motion to it, Kim, and I love the colors! Yes, border, I think I'd keep it more narrow than the widest piece in the quilt. Color...what do you have? What do you think the newlyweds would like?
You do such marvelous work, I always want to try something new after seeing your projects!
:-}pokey
p.s. yep, we're home, and sanding and painting and I'm pretending I don't have a million unfinished to dos on my list, lol

Marj said...

Yes, add a border to stabilize the bias edges. I think a thin dark or golden one with a wider medium one.

julieQ said...

wonderful!!! I like the look of just a binding lately...but either way it will be fantastic!

The Scrappy Bee said...

I think it would be great either way. It is just so lovely. Certainly a good way to start a marriage. Bonnie

joe tulips said...

I am liking this as is...with no border, just the binding. It is gorgeous!

Cheryl Willis said...

I got my die for the winding ways and am a little intimidated to start one. yours is just beautiful! maybe I need to just jump in a make a block or two. I need another RW&B. ps. small border- cw

Helen said...

I vote for no borders, just a wider binding. This is one gorgeous quilt!!!

Valerie said...

This is just fabulous and beautiful, I love it! I think no matter what you choose it will be stunning, because you have that eye for it. If it were me, I'd probably go with what many others have suggested, and just bind it as is. It is spectacular. ;)

Rachaeldaisy said...

I'm not much help because I think it'll look amazing with or without a border. It's the most beautiful quilt! I love the colours you've used and it has such great movement. What a special wedding gift!

Nifty Quilts said...

My vote is no border, just a darker binding. If you do use a border, remember Kaffe says you should not frame it in a dark because you want to let the quilt "breathe" all the way to the edges.

Hedgehog said...

I'm not a big fan of borders - I'm with the folks who've suggested a dark binding. The quilting will make sure everything is stabilized, I think. The colors are lovely! As is the pattern!

Gari said...

Absolutly beautiful! I agree that if it is the right size now, just a binding would be perfect. I like borders so either way will work. I have wanted to do a winding ways quilt and if I can ever get a GO die for it will try now that I have seen yours completed.

Muddling Through said...

What an absolutely gorgeous quilt! It's beautiful, just as it is, but yeah, you might need a sashing for stability.